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Five Tips for Preserving Wood This Winter

October 9, 2020 10:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fall is here, and now is the time you take pride in the finished projects and make plans for the unfinished ones. This often means considering ways of storing wood this winter so your materials remain intact for you to address new projects next year. However, despite the skills developed by woodworkers, many customers do not necessarily know how to store wood for the winter in Utah. If you see yourself in this scenario, here are five tips for winter wood storage: Bring inside: If your logs are seasoned, bring them inside to a shop or garage. This is a... View Article


What’s the Most Expensive Wood in the World?

September 25, 2020 10:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you look at what types of wood are the most expensive, you will likely find that they’re unique, decorative, slow-growing and even endangered. These types of wood are not for fencing or floors in Utah, but figure prominently in musical instruments, fine furniture and decorative art. Here are five species that rank among the most expensive wood in the world: Sandalwood: Chances are, when you think of sandalwood, you immediately think of essential oils. Its rich scent is enjoyed in candles, soaps, incense and perfumes. However, it is also an excellent craft wood. The heartwood is valued for furniture... View Article


Tips for Fence Stay Maintenance

September 9, 2020 9:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you recently installed a new wooden fence on your property? When well maintained, wooden fences look beautiful and can last years. Wood is sturdy and durable, but it’s also prone to rot and fading. To keep your building’s curb appeal, you’ll need to keep a few tips and tricks in mind. Read on to learn how to maintain your wooden fence stays in Utah: Clean your fence regularly: Your fence will gather dirt, dust and debris over time, which makes it look dingy and dated. Wash your fence two to three times per year to keep it looking fresh.... View Article


What’s the Best Wood to Use for a Homemade Bow?

August 26, 2020 9:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you’re an archery hobbyist or a hunter, wooden bows are more popular than most people realize—and many people prefer to fashion their own bows if they can. It’s a fun opportunity to create a custom bow that will suit your personal preferences and needs. After you’ve decided to make your own homemade bow in Utah, the most important question is what kind of wood you’ll use. You need wood that’s flexible enough to bend, but won’t snap; if it’s too soft, you won’t get enough tension, and if it’s too hard or brittle, it will break. You’ll also need... View Article


Do Trees Get Frostbite in the Winter?

August 10, 2020 7:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While summer is finally upon us and we’re able to enjoy the great outdoors (and our great backyards) a bit more than we usually do, it’s never too early to turn your attention to thoughts of cooler weather and the problems it can bring. Wintertime means bitter cold, which people can combat with heavy clothing and hot cocoa, and animals can battle with fur and fat, but what does it mean for plants? Whether or not you’ll ever see frostbit trees in Utah is an interesting question, and as the area’s premier expert on lumber and lumber supplies, it’s one... View Article